• A truck is loaded with coal in an open cast mine being overseen by an Australian construction company. Photo: Chris Stowers © Panos

    G20 coal subsidies

    As leaders gather for the G20 summit in Japan, major new research reveals that – ten years on from pledging to phase out harmful fossil fuel subsidies – they continue to give huge handouts to the coal industry. 

  • Complex risks. Photo: Steven Dickie/

    Risk-informed development

    In the face of complex threats to human progress, development must be done differently. New research highlights the need for a risk-informed approach.

  • MOL Bravo transits from the Suez Canal, Egypt to Florida, US. Photo: JAXPORT/Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND

    Exit from aid

    Companion papers analysing the impact on countries transitioning from low- to middle-income status, and the approaches of development partners transitioning out of bilateral aid programmes.

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Tanzania and the pensions issue

Articles and blogs | June 1968
Concentrating upon the recent cessation of British aid to Tanzania, this paper notes the risk of financial difficulties when ex-colonial civil servants remain in former British colonies after independence.

Consultancy in overseas development

Books or book chapters | January 1968 | Charles Young
Important investment decisions are made in developing countries with the help of professional consultants, yet the advantages and problems are often overlooked. This book is an attempt to provide an examination of such advantages and disadvantages.